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Dont'a Hightower

24-Year-Old Linebacker – New England Patriots

2014 Defensive Stats

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62

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2014 Defensive Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

With Brandon Spikes gone to Buffalo, New England's four-man logjam at linebacker (Hightower, Spikes, Mayo and Collins) has been reduced to three, leaving Hightower with his first real chance to provid...

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2014 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  10

HT: 6' 3"   WT: 270   DOB: 3/12/1990  College: Alabama  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Dont'a Hightower Contract Information:

Signed to a four-year deal by the Patriots in July of 2012.

November 4, 2014  –  Dont'a Hightower News

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Hightower was on the field for all 82 defensive snaps in Sunday's 43-21 win over the Broncos, ESPN.com reports.

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Dont'a Hightower NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2012 22 NE 14 60 43 17 4 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0
2013 23 NE 16 97 55 42 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 24 NE 9 62 40 22 3.5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Dont'a Hightower – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Outside Linebacker
  1. Dont'a Hightower
  2. Jonathan Casillas
New England Patriots

Snap Count Stats

621

Defensive Snaps in 2014

Dont'a Hightower was on the field for 621 of his team's snaps on defense in 2014.

42

Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Dont'a Hightower was on the field for 42 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Def ST
2012 569 39
2013 802 84
2014 621 42
Dont'a Hightower 2014 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 @Mia 74 7 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Min 66 2 8 7 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Oak 58 3 7 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @KC 58 7 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Cin
6 @Buf
7 NYJ 87 7 13 9 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Chi 69 3 10 4 6 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Den 80 4 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 BYE Bye Week
11 @Ind 56 4 5 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Det 73 5 8 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 @GB
14 @SD
15 Mia
16 @NYJ
17 Buf

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Dont'a Hightower  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Linebackers
Height:   6' 3"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   270 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.62 sec
GOOD
Shuttle Time:   4.64 sec
TERRIBLE
Cone Drill:   7.55 sec
TERRIBLE
Arm Length
Not Available
Hand Length
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   33 in
WEAK
Broad Jump:   117 in
AVERAGE
Bench Press
Not Available
New England Patriots Team Injury Report
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Jerod Mayo  IR
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Greg Orton  IR
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Dont'a Hightower: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Hightower (knee) was on the field for all 87 defensive snaps in Thursday's win over the Jets, ESPN.com reports.

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Hightower (knee) is listed as active for Thursday's game against the Jets.

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Hightower (knee) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Jets, ESPN.com reports.

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Hightower (knee) was a limited participant in Tuesday's practice, ESPN.com reports.

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Hightower was able to practice in a limited capacity all of last week but still ended up missing his second straight game due to the knee injury. His status for Thursday's matchup against the Jets is uncertain, but the Patriots figure to push to get him back as soon as possible with Jerod Mayo (knee) done for the year.
Hightower (knee) appears on the Patriots' initial injury report in advance of Thursday's game against the Jets, ESPN.com reports.

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Hightower (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bills.

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Hightower (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills, ESPN.com reports.

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Hightower (knee) was limited at Wednesday's practice, the Boston Globe reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2013

Hightower is in line to start at strongside linebacker for the Patriots. As a rookie, the 2012 first-rounder recorded 60 tackles in 14 games, a number he should easily eclipse this coming season.

2012

The Patriots moved up on draft day to select Hightower -- a linebacker who can play either on the inside or outside -- 25th overall. We'd expect the Alabama product to claim the team's starting strong-side position, a gig that figures to give him some fantasy upside in the Patriots' re-tooled defense.